About Showcasing Water Innovation

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Project In-Brief:

  • The SWI project will guide the implementation of nine in-the-ground demonstration sites to showcase the use of LID technologies on industrial-commercial lands, road right-of-ways, public lands and residential lands.
  • The knowledge gained from the implementation process and monitoring of these in-the-ground sites will feed into tools for professionals including a series of guides titled – Infrastructure Optimization: An Adaptive Planning and Water Management Approach to Retrofits for Small, Medium and Large Municipalities

Infrastructure Optimization: An Adaptive Planning and Water Management Approach to Retrofits for Small, Medium and Large Municipalities

These guides will be released in March 2014, as a reference for water management knowledge transfer to communities across Ontario. They will:

  • Enhance bottom line through provision of tools and step-by-step guidance to integrate stormwater infrastructure decision-making for reduced future infrastructure costs
  • Provide engineers, planners, and developers with Stormwater Management Options through a collection of case studies and tools for engagement of various stakeholders – municipalities, developers, residents. Tools include funding/ incentives, examples of maintenance agreements, and innovative water policies
  • Increase infrastructure resilience by ensuring Ontario municipalities are equipped to face climate change with cost-effective and sustainable solutions

Total Funding:

$1 million funding provided through the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Showcasing Water Innovation grant




March 2012 – March 2014



Lead Recipient:

Credit Valley Conservation Logo

Project Partners:

Environment Canada Logo
Grand River Conservation Authority Logo Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority Logo
University of Guelph Logo City of Mississauga
City of Toronto Logo Town of Orangeville Logo
Town of Halton Hills Logo Peel District School Board Logo
Imax Logo POLIS logo
Unilock Logo Imbrium Logo
Rattray Marsh Protection Association Logo Aquafor Beech Limited Logo
Freeman Associates Logo  



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